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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 30, 2007
travelling from agadez to algeria

how many days does it take to travel from agadez through the sahara to algeria

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 21, 2005
Who made the new Tenere Tree ???  (1 Answer)

Here is what I am looking for :

In 1973, the famous Tenere Tree ( an acacia ), in The Niger part of the Tenere desert ( the desert in the Sahara desert ), was hit to death by a lybien truck. For centuries, this tree was a living milestone for the camels caravan; it was the only tree at 400 km around.

In order to replace it, in 1974, somebody or a group of people or an organization, built and installed a new Tenere Tree made of metal, holding long distance spotlights powered by a wind mill coupled to a dynamo. Here are a photo of the original tree and a photo of the new tree .

Do you know who they are ? If not, do you know who could know ?

Later on, in 1998, a famous Japanese Artist, Katsuyuki Shinohara made a monument called "Tree of Wind" on the new Tenere Tree site. Ihis sculpture should not be confused with the "new Tenere Tree".
Photo of the monument exist at .

Please help me !!!

Regards !

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